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Takeo Military Police to send drug trafficking duo to court

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When the Military Police searched one of the woman’s rented houses in the same location, they found five big bags and five small packages of methamphetamine weighing 5,498 grammes. Police

Takeo Military Police to send drug trafficking duo to court

Takeo provincial Military Police are set to send a man and a woman to court after arresting them for trafficking nearly 5.5kg of methamphetamine on March 22 in Samrong district’s Boeung Tranh Khang Choeung commune.

Provincial Military Police deputy commander Nget Chanty identified the male suspect as Kimsrun, 27, and the woman as Chroem, 31.

“We have already questioned them and will send them to court on March 26,” he said.

Chanty said anti-drug provincial Military Police had been alerted to the drug trafficking in Samrong district and then sought legal coordination from provincial court prosecutor Chiv Chandara.

The operation took place at night with authorities first arresting Kimsrun and confiscating a package of white powder weighing 25.91 grammes and a mobile phone.

Chanty said the man had confessed that he was given the drugs by Chroem in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district and then distributed the narcotics in Takeo. The confession led to the arrest of the woman in the capital.

When the Military Police searched one of the woman’s rented houses in the same location, they found five big bags and five small packages of methamphetamine weighing 5,498 grammes. They also found six car number plates and confiscated a motorbike.

Separately on March 24, police arrested 30 suspects related to drug crimes across the country, 24 of whom were involved in drug trafficking and six were drug users.

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